Month: July 2019

How to Survive and Thrive at a Quilt Show?

With all of the projects I have on my plate, why would I attend a quilt show? I could spend that time and money toward finishing some of those projects… Quilt shows can provide inspiration, education and deals if you know where to find them. Well, this weekend, I attended a wonderful quilt show is […]

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What Are Precuts?

Have you ever read a pattern or visited a website and they mention precuts? Have you ever wondered what precuts are? Precuts are usually sets of fabric pieces assembled by the manufacturer, although shops may package their own as well. Precuts aren’t really kits for a specific project. They are coordinating fabrics either by fabric […]

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Difference in Quilt Fabric Quality

  My mom always told me that you could tell the quality of a fabric by the feel.  She used to walk through the fabric stores running her fingers across the bolts. When she came to one that felt good, she would decide if she liked how it looked. Most people look first and maybe […]

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Meet Tourmaline & Thyme, My Quilting Buddies

Every quilter needs a companion to keep them company. These companions are most useful when they watch you work, but don’t get in the way. I love my little black cat Edmund, but he likes to play with my threads and lay on my piecing, which is definitely not helpful. My dogs, Skylar (Siberian Husky) […]

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Just Step away from the Sewing Machine

Ever have one of those days when nothing seems or seams to be going right? Today is one of those days. It was supposed to be a simple day – piece a backing and load the quilt onto my longarm. Piecing should have taken me about 10 minutes to sew to pieces of fabric together…. […]

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Mystery Quilt!

How daring and patient are you? Do you need to peak at the last page on a mystery novel to find out who did it? Or do you plug your ears when people are talking about a new movie because you don’t want a spoiler? I won’t say that I am terribly patient or daring, […]

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Autumn Rails

Over coming your fear of cutting (FOC) or just short on time? This rail fence pattern is a great option. I found some great jelly rolls on sale, so I bought four rolls and some coordinating backing. As an aside, I have found that buying the backing fabric at the same time eliminates one of […]

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Wine and quilting?

This design was inspired by the lovely Henry Glass Wine night fabrics. Of course, the pattern would work with any 9 1/2 inch squares. The simple pattern allowed me to cut and piece the top in less than a day. That left me plenty of time to enjoy my quilting! For the panel blocks and […]

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what Is the Right Quilt size?

Have you ever bought or made what you thought was the perfect quilt, kit or pattern only to find out it is too small for the bed? I know I have… I was so disappointed. Not being one to settle for disappointment, I have found a few different ways to manage this situation. The first […]

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Quilt Challenge

If one is going on an adventure, you should expect a few challenges – right? I am taking this quite literally and have joined a Quilt Block Challenge through www.nationalquilterscircle.com. I saw several quilt challenges posted over the years. I was already challenged to finish my planned projects, let alone take on a new one. […]

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